The city of Hayward and the Bay Area Blues Society are partially responsible for a woman’s attack on blues singer Lester Chambers after he dedicated a song to Trayvon Martin at blues festival last month, Chambers’ attorney alleged Monday.
A woman has been charged with felony counts of assault and elder abuse in an attack on 73-year-old R&B singer Lester Chambers at an East Bay blues festival where he had just dedicated a song to Trayvon Martin.
Oakland Interim Police Chief Sean Whent said the department made mistakes in the handling of the initial protest the night of the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial.
Hundreds fanned out in the streets of Oakland Friday night demanding justice for Trayvon Martin, but much of the talk on the streets was about the need for peaceful protest.
Just hours after it was announced that unidentified juror B37 from the George Zimmerman trial had a book deal. the agent dropped her, following a huge backlash on a sub-culture of Twitter known as ‘Black Twitter.’
The Oakland Police Department released photos and video surveillance footage of individuals responsible for acts of vandalism in Oakland during protests against the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin shooting case in Florida.
Oakland police Chief Sean Whent and Mayor Jean Quan pledged Wednesday that police will change their tactics in future protests to try to prevent the acts of violence that occurred in protests on recent nights.
A waiter at a Downtown Oakland restaurant who was assaulted when Monday’s protest over the Trayvon Martin case turned violent spoke to KPIX 5 about the attack.
Oakland Police Chief Sean Whent said Tuesday that Monday night’s protest against the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin shooting case spiraled out of control because a small group of violent people were involved.
One of several downtown buildings hit by vandals during Monday night’s protests in Oakland was Youth Radio, a non-profit that covers issues important to young people in the area.